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Expugnator
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 Message 321 of 766
21 May 2014 at 9:10pm | IP Logged 
I thought the update thread was were people discussed the actual books/films?
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Jeffers
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 Message 322 of 766
21 May 2014 at 9:42pm | IP Logged 
Expugnator wrote:
I thought the update thread was were people discussed the actual books/films?


That too, but your post fits the description of update pretty well.

Nice work so far, by the way! :)
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Jeffers
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 Message 323 of 766
21 May 2014 at 9:44pm | IP Logged 
Expugnator wrote:
I thought the update thread was were people discussed the actual books/films?


That too, but your post fits the description of update pretty well.

Nice work so far, by the way! :)
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Luso
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 Message 324 of 766
21 May 2014 at 9:49pm | IP Logged 
Expugnator wrote:
I thought the update thread was were people discussed the actual books/films?


I, too, was a bit lost. I still am.

May I suggest an umbrella thread for the challenges (SC 2012-2013, SC 2014-2015, 6WC...)? I know it seems to be a lot of work, but it could just be a reference to the (many) threads. No need to include the participants.

EDIT: It could include one post with the rules of each version. If it weren't for Jeffers, I wouldn't have known that those had been changed.

Edited by Luso on 21 May 2014 at 10:15pm

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hjordis
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 Message 325 of 766
21 May 2014 at 11:01pm | IP Logged 
I've been reading intensively for Japanese, since I'm so bad at reading kanji. I actually
switched from Kino no Tabi to a slightly easier book and will go back to Kino no Tabi
when I finish this one. The problem is that I don't really have anything that's not
either too easy or a little too far outside my comfort zone. I think the new book that I
started will be just right soon, though.

For French I'm reading extensively and always have. I much prefer this, since reading
intensively frustrates me and tires me out quickly.

Spanish is a bit of a mix. I can usually guess words I don't know, and I'm reading a
parallel text, so I'm just glancing over if I'm unsure about something.
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Jeffers
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 Message 326 of 766
21 May 2014 at 11:10pm | IP Logged 
There's nothing wrong with reading something that's too easy for you, as long as it holds your interest. I tell that to my kids as they read in our own language, and it holds equally true for foreign language learning. Assuming the language is still correct, an easy text is a good way to build reading stamina and to get used to common structures. I consider myself high A2, but I have an A1 reading book which I still find enjoyable after 4 reads, so I plan to revisit it a few times this SC.
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 Message 327 of 766
22 May 2014 at 12:07am | IP Logged 
It's less about structures and more about knowing all the characters used, so I don't
learn any new ones(I never could learn much more than the basics without exposure through
reading). The book I'm reading is just about right to structure-wise, challenging me just
a little, and it's actually pretty good as far as characters go. I'm just out of
practice, and some of the characters I remember after the first look up. So I think it'll
work out. I also think I'll speed up on the bits with dialogue. Dialogue always seems
easier.

Besides, the easier things I have don't really interest me. I don't know what I was
thinking buying Winnie the Pooh, except that it was only 100 yen. I never could stand to
read it in English either.
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 Message 328 of 766
25 May 2014 at 9:36am | IP Logged 
I found a bug/issue. Since twitter doesn't allow us to tweet the same thing several times within a short period of time, if you report the same amount of the same thing, it doesn't get tweeted by the bot and as a result also doesn't get added to the tally. This makes sense, as such an item can't be edited. Maybe it would be good to get a warning when this happens though? Or even schedule the tweet for later, but that's probably too much hassle. Another solution could be to include a small encouragement into each (like on the 6wc bot), this way the tweets aren't identical even if the items are.

Edited by Serpent on 25 May 2014 at 9:37am



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